I'm a married woman in my 30's. I'm trying to navigate my ship into uncharted waters...Motherhood! Care to come along for the ride? I hope you don't get sea sick!
You can e-mail me at tambo518 at gmail dot com
August 2000 - starting TTC with husband 1 August 2001 - both checked, both fine March-May 2002 - 3 BFN with clomid June 2002 - consult with RE, plan for IUI, no insurance coverage therefore no procedures July 2002-Feb 2005 - TTC naturally with no luck March 2005-Sept 2005- single, no need to TTC taking BCP May 2006 - No more BCP with new man Oct-Nov 2008 - New round of testing with RE, both checked, both fine, plan for IUI with new insurance help Dec 2008-Jan 2009 - IUI canceled due to functioning cyst Feb 2009 - IUI #1: Gonal-F, Ovidrel = BFN March 2009 - IUI #1: Gonal-F, Ovidrel = BFN April-June 2009 - IVF #1 - BCP failed to diminish cyst, held on Lupron too long and only produced 2 follies, cycle canceled and switched to timed intercourse - BFN July 2009 - IVF #1, Take 2 - BCP for 10 days, started stimming with Gonal-F, Menopur on 6/28 - ER set for 7/7 with 5 follies! July 7, 2009 - 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized normally July 10, 2009 - 2 8-cell embroyos transferred...beta set for 7/24!! July 21 2009 - HPT reported a BFN, the biggest BFN I have ever seen. July 24, 2009 - Confirmed negative beta....complete sadness August 2009 - Begin a more natural approach to babymaking...we'll see where it takes us January 2011 - Decided to take the bull by the horns and will attempt to be approved for Shared Risk IVF...we just can't give up yet. RE appointment set for February 10...fingers crossed. February 2011 - Denied the Shared Risk program but going ahead with one final attempt at a biological child and doing a single cycle IVF. Please, oh please, let this work. April/May 2011 - Got 5 mature eggs, 3 fertilized normally and we transfered 2 "ok" embryos (blast, early blast) on day 5. BFP - first ever after 10 years of trying at 8dp5dt. Beta was only 38 at 12dp5dt and then fell to 30.5. May-December 2011 - Grieve our loss and try to put the pieces back together. January 2012 - Decide to try Shared Risk Donor Eggs!! First appointment with RE is set for January 31! February 2012 - Selected our donor and the very next day the match was complete! Waiting for treatment calendar from clinic and then we are off and running! April 2012 - I will begin Lupron April 6 and our donor's ER set for May 3! May 2012 - Our donor produced 10 eggs for us, 9 of which fertilized! We transferred one perfectly graded (4AA) 5-day blast on May 8 and were able to freeze 4 embryos. All frozen embryos are graded (4AB). Beta set for 5/21. BFP on hpt on 5/18 - my birthday! 5/21 - 1st beta - 804 (13dp5dt) 5/23 - 2nd beta - 1741 5/25 - 3rd beta - 3830